Downtown Tempe’s Open-Air Market Returns for its 5th Season

Downtown Tempe Authority

This fall, the 6th Street Market in Downtown Tempe returns for its 5th season! On Sunday, October 4, 2020 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., an array of local artists, makers and food creatives will descend to 6th Street Park to sell and showcase their work to the community.

“An outdoor market is very important to the community,” Julie Kent, organizer of the 6th Street Market, said. “Now, more than ever, do we need safe and smaller community activities that help local artists and businesses to survive.”

The market’s 5th season will take place every Sunday from Oct. 4-Nov. 29 and Feb. 14-April 25, 2021 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

During this fall season, market goers will notice some familiar vendors but also some new, unique vendors as well.

For example, The Wild Shrimp Co. will be in attendance with their fresh, scrumptious seafood! Furthermore, Annie’s Flower Truck will be at the market for all of those gardening enthusiasts!

“We are more excited than ever to launch the 5th season of this community centric event,” Kate Borders, Executive Director of the Downtown Tempe Authority, said. “We want to ensure these locally based initiatives stay intact as we believe that our community needs these experiences and an opportunity to support their local artisans and food creatives.”

In light of the current climate, this fall season will not have live music as the other seasons showcased, but as we move into a safer environment, the 6th Street Market hopes to bring back live, local artists to the market in the spring season.

We hope that the Valley’s community members come out every Sunday to help support local artists and businesses. Take a look at our website for dates and exciting pop-ups!

Order online, pick up at the Market

This year, we are launching a new 6th Street Market pre-order page (coming soon) on our website! Each week, we will add vendors that attend the 6th Street Market and have an online, pre-ordering option.

As an added bonus, all online ordering information will remain on the page for all participating vendors this season.

COVID-19 Notice

This is an open-air activation as it’s housed at 6th Street Park in Downtown Tempe. In addition, the vendor tents will be spread out, allowing for increased social distancing.

All tables and chairs have been removed to ensure a steady flow of attendees at the market. Furthermore, all food vendors will have pre-packaged or to-go ready items for attendees.

We are following all health authority and government agency guidelines for all of our downtown Tempe events. This includes enforcing the mask mandate by the City of Tempe and Maricopa County, providing hand sanitizer at the information booth, encouraging social distancing, etc. Please see our website for more detailed guidelines and precautions as they relate to the 6th Street Market.

Since 1993, the award‐winning Downtown Tempe Authority has been the private, non‐profit organization that works in partnership with the City of Tempe to increase the value of Downtown Tempe through enhanced management, safety, marketing and promotional services on behalf of DTA members and other downtown stakeholders.

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